Berkeley Research in the News

January 21, 2015
A busy classroom at the Bahia School Age Program – Centro VIDA in Berkeley, CA. Photo by Elizabeth Camacho.
Costs of early-childhood services may have climbed nearly twofold for parents over the last 17 years, but most of these workers have overall seen no change in real earnings in the same period, according to research led by UC Berkeley’s Center for the Study of Child Care Employment.
January 20, 2015
Thibault Duchemin, pictured here at commencement with his family, has designed a mobile app that offers real-time captioning for deaf users. Photo by Aaron Walburg
Thibault Duchemin grew up as the only hearing person in a family of four.   He has always understood the communication challenges that were a daily part of their lives. Now, he’s developed Transcense – a mobile app that aims to end some of the professional and social isolation caused by hearing loss. 
January 20, 2015
Wieslander’s photo of French Lake and English Mt. looking north, morphing into 2014 photo by Joyce Gross. Wieslander’s photo shows a large area of barren and semi-barren oak.
Historical California vegetation data that more than once dodged the dumpster have now proved their true value, documenting that a changing forest structure seen in the Sierra Nevada has actually happened statewide over the past 90 years.

Berkeley Research in Numbers

Berkeley ranks first among U.S. universities in the number of highly ranked graduate programs. In a report published in September 2010, the National Research Council (NRC) placed 48 out of 52 ranked UC Berkeley doctoral programs within the top 10 nationally. This compared to 46 of 52 programs for Harvard University, which came in second, and 40 of 59 programs for UCLA, in third place.

Among its current faculty are:

  • 8 Nobel laureates
  • 141 members of the National Academy of Sciences 
  • 94 members of the National Academy of Engineering 
  • 10 recipients of the National Medal of Science
  • 230 Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

2013/14 ResearchDonut chart of 2013/14 Research Funding by Sponsor
Funding by Sponsor
(in millions)


Each year, the Berkeley campus receives well over one-half billion dollars in research support from external sources.